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The Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot By-Mail is Tomorrow

Election Day is Next Tuesday

COLUMBUS - Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today reminded voters that the deadline to request an absentee ballot by-mail is tomorrow, Saturday, November 5th at noon. The Presidential General Election is four days away.

To see the most recent early voting numbers, click here. A final update to these numbers will be released following the close of early in-person voting on Monday afternoon.

8,887 precincts will be open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ohio voters can access information about their sample ballot and their polling location at

1,804 local issues, including levies for police and fire services as well as school funding, will appear on ballots across Ohio. A comprehensive list of local questions can be downloaded here.

The full, detailed and interactive 2016 elections calendar is available here.

A full list of candidates (including write-in candidates) for President and Vice President, U.S. Senator, Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, Members of Congress, Members of the Ohio General Assembly, Judges of the Court of Appeals and Members of the State Board of Education is available for download by clicking here.

Candidates for local office are certified by the individual county boards of elections. Contact information for the 88 county boards is available online here.

Absentee Voting by Mail and In-Person
A request to vote absentee by-mail must be received by your board of elections by 12:00 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, November 5th. Absentee ballots must be returned to the board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. If returned by mail, the ballot must be postmarked by November 7th and arrive at the board of elections by November 18th. Voters who choose to return their absentee ballot close to the deadline should consider delivering it directly to the board of elections before the polls close at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters may also still cast an early ballot in-person at their county's early voting center.

November 2016 Calendar

For a sharable information video on Election Day Voting click here.

Online Voter Toolkit
The online Voter Toolkit is a one-stop location for all necessary voting information. Ohio voters can visit to check their voter registration status, find their polling location, view their sample ballot and track their mailed absentee ballot.

Voter Toolkit

Get Election Updates and Ohio’s Virtual Voting Sticker
All voters are encouraged to connect with “OhioSOSHusted” on Facebook and Twitter to get election information and updates throughout the year. Here they can also get a virtual voting sticker badge to let their friends and followers know they’ve participated in the General Election. 

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